Salt and Pepper Chips

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 288KCAL

These Salt and Pepper Chips are a fantastic, slimming friendly alternative to what you'd find in your local takeaway and are great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories288
  • Carbs65g
  • Protein8g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars6g

Salt and Pepper Chips - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

We used to be huge fans of a Chinese takeaway before we started our slimming journey, which is why we’ve adapted lots of our favourite dishes into healthier, ‘fakeaway’ versions!

Our Salt and Pepper Chips taste exactly like the ones that you’d pick up from the takeaway – the only difference is that they’re much lower in calories and Points, so why not try them for your next big night in?

They’re super quick and easy to make and you can adjust the amount of chillies and chilli flakes depending on how hot you like it!

What diets are these Salt and Pepper Chips suitable for?

These Salt and Pepper Chips are suitable if you’re following a gluten or dairy free diet. They are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Salt and Pepper Chips?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Salt and Pepper Chips recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Salt and Pepper Chips recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Salt and Pepper Chips recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make Salt and Pepper Chips?

No, you don’t! You’ll probably have all the ingredients in the cupboard.

How many calories are in these Salt and Pepper Chips?

There are roughly 288 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Salt and Pepper Chips which means they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category.

These are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

To make the salt and pepper mix

Step 1

Mix all of the spice mix ingredients together.

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To make the chips - oven method

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips.

Step 3

Place them in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until they start to soften but are still quite firm.

Step 4

Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 5

Coat the potatoes in low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper mix.

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Step 6

Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour.

Step 7

Spray a frying pan with a generous amount of low calorie cooking spray, then add the chopped spring onions, peppers and chillies and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.

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Step 8

Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the salt and pepper spice mix (you can use as much or as little as you like). Keep stirring and tossing the ingredients so they do not catch and burn. You may need to add a bit more low calorie cooking spray to the pan.

Step 9

Continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve.

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To make the chips - Actifry method

Step 1

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips, pat them dry with some kitchen roll.

Step 2

Place the chips in a bowl, and spray them with a decent amount of low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Sprinkle with the salt and pepper spice mix (you can use as much or as little as you like).

Step 4

Place them in the Actifry and cook for 20 minutes. Then add the chopped peppers, chillies and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add the chopped spring onion and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Check that the chips are cooked and golden brown, and the chilli, peppers and spring onions are cooked (if not, cook for a few more minutes) then serve.

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How do you know when these Salt and Pepper Chips are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Salt and Pepper Chips for around 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.  This is to keep your family safe.

Can you cook these Salt and Pepper Chips another way?

Yes! You can cook them in the oven or Actifry.

You’ll find the instructions for both in the recipe card below.

How long can you keep these Salt and Pepper Chips in the fridge for?

Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Salt and Pepper Chips in the fridge for around 2 days or so.

Can I freeze these Salt and Pepper Chips?

Yes you can freeze the chips after you have part cooked them, but we wouldn’t recommend freezing the finished dish.

Please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Salt and Pepper Chips?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost and then follow the recipe from Step 5.

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Salt and Pepper Chips

These Salt and Pepper Chips are a fantastic, slimming friendly alternative to what you'd find in your local takeaway and are great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • WW
    6 Smart
    Points
  • KCals 288
  • Carbs 65G
  • WW Points:
  • 6 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

For the Chips

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1-2 spring onions finely diced
  • ½ green pepper chopped
  • ½ red pepper chopped
  • 1-2 whole chillies deseeded and sliced
  • 2 tsp salt and pepper spice mix see below for the recipe
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the Spice Mix

  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • ½ tbsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 good pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

To Make the Salt and Pepper Mix
  1. Mix all of the spice mix ingredients together.
To Make the Chips - Oven Method
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips.
  3. Place them in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until they start to soften but are still quite firm.
  4. Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray.
  5. Coat the potatoes in low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper mix.
  6. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour.
  7. Spray a frying pan with a generous amount of low calorie cooking spray, then add the chopped spring onions, peppers and chillies and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  8. Add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the salt and pepper spice mix (you can use as much or as little as you like). Keep stirring and tossing the ingredients so they do not catch and burn. You may need to add a bit more Low calorie cooking spray to the pan.
  9. Continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve.
To Make the Chips - Air Fryer Method
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunky chips, pat them dry with some kitchen roll.
  2. Place the chips in a bowl, and spray them with a decent amount of Low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Sprinkle with the Salt and Pepper Spice Mix (you can use as much or as little as you like).
  4. Place them in the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes. Then add the chopped peppers, chillies and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped spring onion and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Check that the chips are cooked and golden brown, and the chilli, peppers and spring onions are cooked (if not cook for a few more minutes) then serve.

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Recipe notes

Tip: you can vary the amount of fresh chillies and chilli powder to your preferred level of spice!

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Abigail YatesSaturday 16th June 2018

I can’t print this, I’m getting a warning about security when I click on the print button.
We’ll be trying this recipe tonight, thanks!

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LindaSunday 27th May 2018

Hi do you have to use sweetener can it be left out

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KeelyMonday 23rd April 2018

Can I brown sea salt crystals instead? Forgot to get the flakes ????

Or does it specifically have to be flakes? Also if using sea salt crystals should I brown them or not?

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RichardWednesday 14th March 2018

Hi probably a stupid question but here goes, can these be frozen and at what point would I do this?, the reason I ask is that I work silly hours and would like to just grab a handful of these to cook when I get in and not go through the above every time I fancied some chips

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PollySaturday 10th March 2018

What about the sweetener? When do you add that?

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LisaMonday 5th March 2018

I’m using Maldon sea salt flakes. They don’t brown?

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ClaireFriday 2nd March 2018

A fabulous recipe! I’m not a huge fan of Chinese 5 spice so I reduced the amount I used and added in some garlic powder. Delicious!

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Paula StevensSaturday 24th February 2018

Wow tried this recipe last night & it was delicious!! So today I decided to exchange the potatoes for cauliflower, it works brilliantly. Thanks for the recipe.

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MayaWednesday 31st January 2018

Hi. I’d like to make it but I don’t want to use sweetener, what can I use as a substitute? Would brown sugar or honey be fine as well? Thanks.

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LizWednesday 17th January 2018

I used knorr aromat you can get it from most supermarkets in place of msg. It’s a seasoning which has msg in it. It’s very nice.

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DonnaWednesday 17th January 2018

Made these tonight. Oh my gosh, they were delicious. No more plain over chips for me ????

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Donna millarMonday 15th January 2018

Where will I get msg

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CarolineFriday 12th January 2018

I love, love, love these – have them at least once a week – thanks so much for these recipes! x

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CatherineTuesday 9th January 2018

Hi can you brown them in a conventional oven? I really want to try these but am saving for an actuary. Thank you

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DawnTuesday 9th January 2018

Hiya! can normal sweetener be used instead of granulated?

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Pauline BurrowsSunday 3rd December 2017

Onion is missing from the ingredient list

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    JennyThursday 24th January 2019

    In the instructions it says to add onions, then the next step says add spring onions. Is this a mistake? The photos look like they contain both kinds of onions. Thanks!

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Rob WilliamsSaturday 25th November 2017

Arrrgh!

I’ve been caught out again. Reached step 5 and don’t have any spring onions!

Still… they are gorgeous.

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MelissaWednesday 15th November 2017

Can you do this recipe in an actifry?

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Marie LomasSunday 29th October 2017

I can’t get MSG locally do I need to use it or can I substitute something else??

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GemmaMonday 18th September 2017

Hi , can you use normal table salt for the recipe? Thank you!

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CeilidhSunday 10th September 2017

Hi, my salt won’t turn brown? It just pops and makes a mess and becomes finer in texture?

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Alison WillieSaturday 9th September 2017

These are my go to guilt free snack!!! Everyone I have made them for loves them.

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    Emma TSunday 10th September 2017

    Hi Alison,

    So glad you enjoy them!

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VickiThursday 24th August 2017

What is the reason for the use of Monosodium Glutamate and what happens if you choose not to use it? I cant see where the answer to it being optional is. Thanks

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Vicki,

    The addition of MSG is to boost the flavour – it is completely optional ????

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JoneseySunday 25th June 2017

When you say toast the salt flakes in a pan does that mean just the salt and nothing else? Then tip them out into a bowl and mix with other ingredients?

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    KateFriday 30th June 2017

    Hi Jonesey
    Yes, just heat the salt up in a pan until it starts to colour, tip it out and mix with everything else

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Shabina AhmedThursday 6th April 2017

These look lush as i will defos try them mmmmmm

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    KateTuesday 11th April 2017

    Hi Shabina
    Let us know what you think

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TerryWednesday 5th April 2017

Can you microwave the potatoes for 5 mins instead of boiling them? I find they arent as wet that way.

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    KateThursday 6th April 2017

    Hi Terry
    Yes you can

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ClaireSaturday 1st April 2017

My sweetner melted and then started smoking in the pot. All the ingredients clumped together. Went in the bin as had no idea if I had burnt it or not lol x

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    KateWednesday 5th April 2017

    Hi Claire
    I’m not sure how the sweetener melted, as you are meant to mix it in with the toasted sea salt and other spices, then sprinkle that on the chips

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JaneSaturday 1st April 2017

Going to try these tonight – they look lush! Do you have a recipe for Chinese soft noodles please

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    KateWednesday 5th April 2017

    Hi Jane
    We have a few different noodle recipes on the website 🙂

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KateWednesday 11th January 2017

Hi Ann
You won’t be disappointed 🙂

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Mary taaffeWednesday 25th May 2016

Cooked this it was lovely thanks ????

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    KateThursday 26th May 2016

    Hi Mary,
    Glad you liked them! They have become a favourite of ours 🙂

    Reply

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